Friday, June 3, 2016


    A haven where I come to quiet my mind quiet and where I reach out to feel the presence of God.

    Each morning I climb the steps to my office before dawn. It is getting harder as the sun is almost winning the race. I sit before a beautiful view out over the forest . The awaited sound is the dawnsong of the birds. They still my ragged breathing and with each breath I go inside to wait.

The Dawnsong by Gabriele Burgess

   I wait to feel the presence of God within me because I believe he wishes to abide in me and I, in him. My thinking mind wants to wander over the stories of today and of yesterday but I bring the endless chatter back to my breath. Most times, I will be truthful, my mind wins. But, I continue to come and wait. Because, I have felt him and He is a haven worth waiting for.

I write on Fridays with a large group who inspire me. Only five minutes and without much thought to perfection. I write, prompted by one word that sends my thoughts to the keyboard and hopefully make sense.



  1. That stained glass is gorgeous gorgeous! God is indeed a haven worth waiting for. I'm over in the #8 spot this week.

  2. I agree with Tara about the gorgeousness of that stained glass picture! I should start going to bed earlier so I could get up early enough to observe the dawn and listen as the birds begin their songs. Great post! Blessings to you!

  3. Sounds like a lovely morning ritual ... #19 at Kate's.

  4. That's a beautiful way to start the day- he truly is a haven worth waiting for- and I love the stained glass too!

  5. Your artwork is beautiful. How lucky you are to have such a wonderful view. My study window faces the neighbor's side of their house.


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